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allegations. and a special election has been set to find a new mayor. >> president obama is still deciding if he will launch a military strike against syria. and some in congress want answers. that coming up. but first. yosemite. >> firefighters are making fire, which has been burning for nearly two- weeks in and around yosemite national park. and alameda county fire says the crews it deployed a week ago are on their way back home, after a strike team relieved them of their duties. here is what we know this morning. the rim fire has charred more than 192-thousand acres. which is more than 300 square miles. the wildfire is 30-percent contained. that is up from 23-percent yesterday. the san francisco public utilities commission says that the city's water supply reservoir remains *unaffected by the massive rim fire. kron 4's philippe djegal reports from tuolumne county with more. >> the new images paint a very smokey and firey picture. as you can see. the fire still emitting what looks like a volcanic eruption. fire crews continue to battle the flames on the shoulders of highways. while heli
that played in president obama's decision to not meet with russian president vladimir putin. >>> plus -- a house of horrors comes crashing down. and who showed up to watch today's demolition? >>> a pit stop for bay area travelers is now a crime scene. we're learning more about the violent death in a usually peaceful area. >>> plus, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of maintenance at golden gate park is at a standstill. the reason projects are on hold. these stories and more, coming up. >>> the cleveland house where three women were imprisoned and raped for years has been demolished. ariel castro's home was torn down as one of the survivors looked on. castro's house was filled with horrific memories, but now it's been reduced to rubble. >> for ten years, this house was a secret prison of a psychopath named castro. >> the prosecutor who sent ariel castro to prison said today's demolition was a testament to the victims and their will to survive. michelle knight, amanda berry and gina dejesus endured a decade of abuse inside. knight was there again today and released a bouquet of bal
president obama's health care law as ktvu kyla campbell reports. 80 house republicans wrote a letter to their leader, kyla. >> reporter: dave, more than one-third of house republicans asked speaker boehner to avoid any budget deal that helps implement obama care. this is setting up a fiscal fight for the fall. a new budget is due september 30th and the very next day health care exchange opens so people can shop for insurance. if the republican controlled house tries to defund obama care, it's all but certain the democratic controlled senate won't sign on and neither would president obama. it's doubtful lawmakers would come one a long-term budget in september. they are only scheduled to work in washington for two weeks. leaders from both parties hinted a temporary extension of the current budget giving them a few extra months to agree on a long-term spending plan and avoid a government shut down. here's a look at the letter the house republicans sent speaker john boehner. they are calling obama care aegirines. i will explain their reasoning at 7:15. >>> today president obama continue
.s. forces are now ready to act on any order by president obama to strike syria. the u.s. navy has four destroyers in the eastern mediterranean sea within range of the targets inside syria. the u.s. also has a more planes in the region. meanwhile, secretary of state john kerry says there is a undeniable evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attacking syria. with intelligence strongly pointing to bashar assad's regimen. kerry says this international norm cannot be violated without consequences. >> we will be following the latest of this escalation. >> the man acquitted of second-degree murder charges in the shooting at delta 17 year-old treyvon martin is seeking legal fees from the state of florida. george is a woman's attorney has said that he plans to ax the state to cover release $200,000 of his legal expenses. attorney mark omara says that because zimmerman was acquitted, state law requires florida to pay all of his legal costs. >> new this morning, students says sandy hook elementary school in newtown, conn. head back to school today. in december 201220 year-old adam lanza shot
coming up in a few minutes. >>> today the obama administration announced legal same sex marriages will be recognized for federal tax purposes. this means that gay couples can claim the same tax benefits as heterosexual couples. the ruling applies no matter where same sex couples live in a state that recognizes same sex marriage. the treasury secretary assured a today the rule assures that same sex couples can move around the country knowing their federal filing will not change. >>> the court is upholding the gay therapy ban. they say it doesn't violate the free speech right. it prohibits practitioners from offering psychotherapy aimed at making gay youth straight. the law has been on hold pending the ninth circuit's ruling >>> for the first time in a decade, scores fell this time on # today's release of the api shows a two point drop in test scores statewide. but a majority of schools continued to meet the statewide target of 8 h00 on the api. open unified, 721, san jose, 798, and san francisco unified, 805. the state also released the most recent numbers for the high school exit
in washington say they'd rather cause a government shut down than pay for president obama's health care law. as ktvu's kyla campbell reports from our washington d.c. news room, these lawmakers are preparing for fiscal fights this fall. >> reporter: house republicans signed this letter sent to house speaker, john boehner, they say obama care is the reason workers around the country are seeing their hours get cut. mostly tea party backed conservatives want boehner to avoid a budget plan that would help implement the president's health care law. congress is on recess this month. several republican lawmakers at home are holding town halls to put obama care in the spotlight. >> if the republican party, republican lawmakers go out and make a case to the american people that obama care is hurting them, it's costing jobs, having hours cut back on their work, we can go out and win this fight. >> reporter: a new budget is needed by september 30th and october 1st, the health care exchange is open, so people can start shopping for insurance through obama care. this could become a high stakes political
, president obama welcomed the 19 72 super bowl champions. led by don shula went 17-0. it wasn't common practice back then for sports teams to be honored so the dolphins today spent the day with president obama instead of president nixon. >>> back with tivo's next big thing! [ male announcer ] at sizzler... it's back for a limited time! fire grilled steak and golden all-you-can-eat shrimp for an incredible $9.99! only at sizzler! >>> let's go way back in time. when it launched in 1999 it started a revolution and didn't have much competition. >>> tee have is still a fixture but the silicon valley company is facing a lot of competition. scott spent time at tivo headquarters as the company rolled out its latest way to help you watch tv. >> the stakes are high for tivo because larger tech companies like apple and google not to mention cable companies are also trying to secure a spot in your living room. today tivo rolled out its latest box calling this "roam you." will it be a love stow for consumers or a tragedy if people decide not to buy. we demoed roam you. it does more than previous ti
. >> reporter: president obama got serious during an interview on the tonight show with jay leno speaking publicly for the first time about the current terror threat. >> it's significant enough that we're taking every precaution. >> reporter: the president ordered the closure of almost two dozen u.s. embassies and consulates in the muslim world this past weekend. 19 of them remain shut down until saturday. >> this radical violent extremism is still out there. >> mm-hm. >> and we have to -- you know, we have to stay on top of it. >> reporter: yesterday, the u.s., france and britain evacuated their workers from embassies in yemen because of the threat. >> this is a decision related to a specific immediate threat. >> reporter: the u.s. government continues to target alleged members of al qaeda as it deals with this latest threat. a suspected u.s. drone strike killed four men yesterday. it's the fourth attack in two weeks. >> reporter: a new focus on security overseas surfaced following the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya on september 11th, 2012. ambassador chris stevens and
developing stories as you wake up. the obama administration will make its case for a military strike against syria today. the white house is expected to release its intelligence report on the alleged chemical attack in syria. >> and the "rim" fire is now the fifth largest fire in california's history. crews have it 32% contained and it's growing at a much lower rate. >> crews are working around the clock to get the new bay bridge ready for traffic in just four days. caltrans says they are on schedule and are preparing new transition routes at both ends of the span and they are removing the old cantilever section of the bridge using new computer models to help do that safely. our team coverage continues with roberta gonzales on the road in mobile5 and anne makovec checking bart in oakland. but first, let's go to liz who is watching all the roads this morning. >> the san mateo bridge is our problem spot. it's because of a series of accidents. we have two fender-benders now, one involving up to 5 cars, westbound 92 at clawiter road before you reach the san mateo bridge toll plaza. on the span i
appear closer to taking military action against syria. president obama talked with british prime minister david cameron on the phone about their options. both leaders expressed grave concern about the use of nerve gas last wednesday by the syrian government. in an attempt to gain international support the regime is accusing the rebels of using chemical weapons on soldiers. the government released video of what it calls is a rebel hideout loaded with explosives, gas masks and plastic jugs used to build bombs. chuck hagel discussed the crisis. he refused to discuss what military action president obama might take. but he did outline the factors that could determine the type of response. >> the facts, what our intelligence assessment produces, law, legal issues, international support. >> hagel will spend eight days in asia with stops in indonesia and the philippines. a new reuters poll shows almost 60% of americans do not want to get involved in syrias war. of those that do, 12% support air strikes. 1 1% supported enforcing a no fly zone. , 9% support funding a multinational innovation and 4%
laundererring and -- laundering and he faces life in prison ifth canned. >>> happening now, president obama is leaving the white house for a trip to arizona. that's where he will lay out his plans this afternoon to overhaul the housing and mortgage industries. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom. senators already laid out their plans to do the same thing. kyla? >> reporter: dave, the president's proposals are largely in line with the senate's bipartisan housing and mortgage reform plan already in the works. that includes phasing out fannie mae and freddie mac. they received nearly $200 billion in a tax payer funded bailout back in 2008. president obama will also push for immigration reform to increase home values. the white house says immigrants accounted for almost 40% of new homeowners nationwide between 2000 and 2010. in that same time period, in california, immigrants accounted for more than 80% of the growth in homeowners. how the administration plans to help homeowners better understand when i see you next. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news
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around labor day, is calling on president obama to the white house interns in order to set an example for other government agencies and private employers. according to the white house website, it's internships are unpaid housing isn't provided and in turn should expect to work at least monday through friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. >>george: looking at the bridges of the bay bridge westbound the backup reaches to west grand avenue and 18 to 20 minute commute time. less from the nimitz freeway. your ride to the san mateo bridge is a good commute. still haven't seen much of an increase in the drive time. golden gate bridge 101 southbound foggy again but a small commute a bolt from and through marin county print whatever to the weather center to see if any more thundershowers are possible. here is their corporate >>erica: looks like we saw most of the activity yesterday. we saw quite a show around the bay area thousands of lightning strikes within a short period most of that activity was along the san mateo county line. most activity is over the ocean closer the monterey county. right no
. >>> developing news tonight. the obama administration is deciding whether or not to cut off aid to egypt in light of increasing violence in the country. topped a visiers met this afternoon to discuss the $1.5 billion military aid slated for egypt. a temporary hold has been put on delivery of some f-16 fighter jets. u.s. aid to egypt is under review following the deadly crack down of supporters of ousted president morsi. >> this government has made promises to transition back to a democratically elected civilian government. the violence has continued at least until the weekend and the early parts of the week are contrary to that promise. >> nearly 1,000 people have died in this last week. today, egyptian security forces arrested the top muslim brotherhood leader. >>> enrollment for obamacare kicks off in october, but many californians are still confused about the president's reforms. a new field poll shows none four state voters knows little or nothing about the affordable care act. it also found 53% of californians support overhaul bucking the national trend, but businesses are making changes to
? xy >>> welcome back. chuck hagel says american forces are ready to strike syria if president obama gives the order. now, syrian -- >> yes. syrian leaders warn against the strike and russia is accusing the u.s. of making excuses to attack syria. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the situation in syria is intensifying with every hour. kyla? >> reporter: pam, we know the united nations inspectors pushed off their investigation until tomorrow, citing security concerns. they were supposed to return to the site of last week's attack. john kerry says the use of chemical weapons last week is undeniable. >> make no mistake. president obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: senior administration officials say their goal is not to overthrow president assad but rather punish him for using chemical weapons, killing hundreds in syria last week. the u.s. navy deployed four destroyers. they launch would be missiles. the russian president vladimir putin ch
in the evening with clouds rolling in the at bay to 76 inhand. >> the obama administration says syria has to be punished for using chemical weapons against its people and next the meetings today in thed with, that could set a timetable for military strike. >> a look at the work underway to get the new eastern span of the bay bridge ready for traffic. >> are you feeling nostalgic for the old bridge? an oakland bit has a way to keep it >> 5:14, and we take you to a potential choke points sir francis drake boulevard which connects 580 and 101 where abc7 news engineer is using cell 7 technology. dick? >> i am on this stretch of sir francis drake boulevard the connection define 580 westbound and 101 southbound that passes the ferry terminal and the shopping center. this has to be a choke point because it is a one-lane surface street that connects two freeways together that be in heavy use today. caltran has their automated sign board warnings in the richmond area warning people that the golden gate bridge is cash only so if you normally do not go that way, that is a good warning. >> okay, dick
to raise awareness about recent changes in health care, often referred to as obama care. the event runs from ten this morning until two at the ymca. >>> delta is issuing a warning about the impact obama care will have on its company. they claim that the law will contribute to $100 million increase in health care cost. the biggest parts will go into effect at the beginning of 2014. one of the more costly items in the fee of $63 a participant. >> the teens accused of killing a australian student won't face hate crime charges. there is no evidence to support race was the motive in the murder. three teens have been charged in the death. authorities say they shot the 23-year-old while he was out jogging. police say one of the teens told officers they decided to kill someone because they were bored. there is speculation that the killing may have been part of a gang ritual. >>> residents in spokane washington are coming together after a world war ii veteran was beaten to death by two teens. last night a few thousand gathered to pay respects to the 88-year-old delbert belton. he was robbed and
, then there need to be international consequences. >> president obama says he has not yet decided whether or not to attack syria. this morning, u.n. chemical weapons experts were out collecting samples from that alleged chemical attack. >>> major nidal hasan will die for killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in the fort hood shooting in texas. a military jury sentenced the army psychiatrist responsible for the 2009 mass shooting. it was the worst mass murder at a military installation in the u.s. history. one of the victims who survived said the worst of his injuries is ptsd. >> my loved ones have to be cognizant how they approach me. i'm always looking for the threat because i was caught by surprise so that will never happen to me again. >> hasan didn't dispute the charges saying the attack was motivated by muslims insurgents in iraq and afghanistan. >>> 3, 2, 1! >> so what's more fun than launching marshmallows? not much. where kids are learning to make these gadgets take off in this week's "cool school." >> businesses adjusting their schedule during the bay bridge closure. the opti
.org and thrive. >> reporter: is taking an action that he is very reluctant to take part president obama does not want this war. he feels like things have gone so far and gun so that it that it is time to act. >> catherine: so he will have to go and alone apparently cured what will be american action reaction be? >> reporter: >> they're not going to endorse the intervention but it will be glad that is taking place. >> catherine: why is it always be used as to where are the other like the your pants? europeans >> we are the ones that have the power to do it and they know it. in fact, is also the case, that we that is false to us. it because >> raging change is what we heard during peak bush there we do not know if this is going to hand but the call is not all the money changed this government. >> catherine: you brought up the bush and ministration. so, why should people trust this intelligence? >> first of all because president bush wanted the iraqi war >> pam: to finish the job that his father had not finished. president obama does not want this war. he does not want to go back to the middle
at the security cell triggered a s >> president obama says security threats will never leave the world. president saying this is a complicated time for the u.s. military with big changes in the middle east and north africa. he praised america's armed forces. >> because of you, that september 11th generation we're accomplishing what we set out to do. because of you, obama administration is no more. because of you, al qaeda top ranks have been hammered. the core of al qaeda this afghanistan and pakistan is on the way to defeat. >> the comments came on the same day authorities claimed to have foiled a plot targeting two cities as well as two oil ports. the threat forced us us and britain to evacuate their embassies in yemen. >> cleveland house three women were held captive and raped has been torn down. the destruction part of aerial castro's plea deal. one of the women imprisoned there released balloons to honor missing children who have never been found. knight and two other women escaped when one of them broke part of the door and yelled for help. >> very liberated that people think of me as a her
: president obama says snowden is not a patriot and cannot be characterized as a whistle-blower. during his first press conference in months this past friday, president obama said snowden had other avenues if he had concerns and leaking nsa information has put the u.s. at risk. president obama said if snowden believes what he did was right, he should return to the u.s. and make his case in court. snowden's father says the opinions of politicians don't matter to him. >> he's sacrificed than the president of the united states and peter king have evers. so how they cluz to characterize him -- choose to characterize him doesn't concern me. >> reporter: what republicans on capitol hill have to say about that when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. the sentencing of convicted spy bradley manning begins today. later today, the army private's defense team is expected to call the first of more than a dozen witnesses. manning is expected to make a statement between now and wednesday? he faces up to 90 years in prison for disclosing classified information while working as a
. for "cbs this morning,," i'm charlie d'agata in cairo. >> in response to the violence, president obama dance ecanceled month's joint military exercise. >> the united states strongly condemns the steps taken by egypt's interim government and security forces. we deplore violence against civilians. we support universal rights essential to human dignity. including the right to peaceful protest. we oppose the pursuit of martial law which denies those rights to citizens under the principle that security trumps individual freedom or that might makes right. >> our clarissa ward is with us. she just returned from egypt where she spent nearly two months covering the political crisis. extraordinary to see the president yesterday make those comments. today is a day of rage in egypt. what's your big concern? >> well, obviously, the big concern is how can you pull back from the brink now? egypt was always a scene of security. egyptians were really bonded and united together by the spirit of togetherness. and now we're seeing that threatened. the very social fabric of this country is being torn apart
to the white house. president obama will welcome the 1972 dolphins today for the first time at the white house. >> the dolphins want a president with a leather ball on the book commemorating the 1972 season and the dolphins win over the washington redskins in the super bowl seven. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news. as founder of facebook, mark zuckerberg, this is on paige, hgets his own lessen the hacker had this sense of facebook users is coming up next. >> you also hear more 911 calls made to the emergency dispatchers and by the five women were killed inside of the limo. >> those stories and more on úo >> the good morning. i am gabe slate. the one person that you what they could not be hacked it has happened. that is the message that the hacker intended. this is a brief warning for all facebook users. >> kahleel shatetah is at 30 year-old palestinian information technology specialist. he uncovered a security breach in face but that no one else has. it is a bug that allows anyone suppose any thing to anyone's page. this is a huge security hole. if stammers or advertisers get a hold of
while they were attending a separate demonstration in oakland. >>> president obama paid tribute to workers in his weekly address. >> we'll come together as a nation to honor some of our own. the working men and women of america who across the generations built this country up and helped make us who we are today. >> the president said labor day is a reminder that many americans have seen their wages stagnate while corporate profits soar. they want to end poverty and it's the highest priority. >>> now, rosemary is saying these a slight chance of rain coming into the bay area today. >> i'd love to take it out. it's a nuisance. it's a slim chance so why are we talking about it? it's a holiday weekend and a lot of people have plans outdoor. i don't want you to get caught off guard. i'm giving you a look outside our doors right now. we'll get to the rain chance in a moment. let's talk about what's happening outside your days. it's a beautiful start to the day. we have low clouds, inside the bay, here at oakland we're starting out mostly cloudy. it is a clear start for many in the morn
newsroom. president obama is cancelling plans to meet with russian president vladimir put in moscow next month. the move is retribution for russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to n-s-a leaker edward snowden. the move also reflects growing u-s frustration with russia on an array of other issues including missile defense and human rights. the white house president obama still plans to attend the g-20 summit in st. petersburg next month. >> new this morning. security officials say suspected u.s. drone strikes have killed seven alleged al-qaida militants in southern yemen. it's the fifth suspected drone attack in yemen in less than two weeks. the attacks come a day after the u.s. and britain evacuated embassy staff because of al-qaida threats. the u-s also urging americans to leave yemen immediately due to increased >> the justice department has filed the first criminal charges in the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic missing in benghazi, libya. the sealed complaint was filed in the u.s. district court against an unspecified number of people in the september 2012 attack that kille
reconciliation. >> reporter: president obama condemned the government's decision to crackdown on protestors and he announced the u.s. would cancel biannual military exercises with egypt that date back to 1981. >> our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. >> reporter: one thing the u.s. will not do right now is cut off the $1.3 billion in aid to egypt, most of which goes to the military. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. >> egypt's government criticized president obama's comments. more than 100 egyptian americans held a candlelight memorial in santa clara honoring hundreds killed during the violence in their homeland. they chose one of silicon valley's busiest intersections stevens creek and winchester boulevard. >> this isn't just about egyptians. not just about you know as an egyptian teen, people from my country or homeland die, it's a human being, a human life. that's why we're here. >> many of those in attendance wore white as the symbol of peace and harmony. >>> the firefight in the tahoe nati
immigrants who are not eligible. john fowler, ktvu channel 2news. >>> president obama today accused republicans of not having an economic plan. that came during the president's bus tour to college campuses, where he's campaigning to make higher education more affordable. mr. obama was reacting to a push by house republicans to cut off money for the president's health plan as part of a government funding bill. >>> 911 dispatchers in santa clara county are threatening to go on strike. now the county is trying to get a court order to keep that from happening. the dispatchers have threatened to walk off the job because they say they are understaffed and being forced to work overtime. the county has 61 dispatchers to cover 73 full-time positions. the county says it's trying to hire new dispatchers. >>> the woman hired to overhaul california's state mental hospitals reportedly is under investigation for sexual harassment. the los angeles times reports two subordinates filed complaints against kathy gaither, accusing her of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. gaither was hired two
obama says he has no diet syrian president bashar assad's regime is behind a chemical weapons attack. president obama vows american retaliation will send a strong signal to syria. the u.k. is expected to release some intelligence today including intercepted communication between government officials calling for the use of chemical weapons. use of chemical weapons violates international law. >> we're sending the signal that the international law needs to be respected and we in the humanity world will reap the wirl wind if we don't have -- whirlwind if we don't have a consequence this for you. >> reporter: dianne feinstein chairs the senate intelligence committee. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in san francisco there will be a demonstration against u.s. military action in syria. it is scheduled for 5:00 this evening at powell and market streets. the demonstration is being organized by a coalition of antiwar groups. >>> time now 6:16. the launch of the largest rocket ever to lift off from california's central coast was a big success. >> four, three, we have
today. >>> reporter: the obama administration is expected to go public today with its rationale for a potential strike on syria. james clapper the director of national intelligence is working to declassify a document which reportedly says the syrian government launched a chemical weapons attack against its own people. >> the president is going to have to make his case to the congress and to the american people. i think before he takes any action. >> reporter: the white house spelled out its case to representative buck mckeown and other congressional leaders on a conference call last night but many aren't convinced. >> members of congress were not happy with what they heard. they weren't happy with the amount of answers they got from the obama administration on what the specifics of some sort of intervention in syria could look like. >> reporter: a lack of specifics killed the bill before the british parliament authorizing military force against damascus. >> evidence should precede decision not decision precede evidence. >> reporter: the white house will move forward white house
with president obama. ktvu's kyla campbell is live in our washington, d.c. bureau with the action feinstein wants to take to protect our privacy. kyla? >> reporter: well, tori, i spoke to her staff. they said she will be talking with the president today. so will other democrats and republicans from congress. senator feinstein is the chair of the senate intelligence committee. she's ordered the nsa to review how government surveillance could expose americans' privacy. but she's denounced former nsa contractor edward snowden leaking intelligence. snowden claims the nsa's tracked millions of americans' phone records. there was a discussion yesterday about this. >> those reports contained less than 500 numbers. not millions, not hundreds of thousands. not tens of thousands. >> reporter: now we're learning about another spy program. this one allegedly collects e- mails and internet searches of americans. what the nsa is saying about that surveillance program when i see you next. live in washington, d.c., kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, kyla. >>> 7:16. well, today's meeting comes afte
, because of the latest security threat from al-qaeda. the obama administration has reportedly ordered a series of drug strikes in yemen to disrupt a terrorist plot to attack the american embassy in other western targets. president obama appeared on the tonight show and says despite the terror alert americans should not cancel overseas travel plans. >> if people are paying attention, checking with the state department or embassy, find out what kind of precautions you should take, it still makes sense to take vacation. >> officials believe that man behind the plot is the leader of al-qaeda in yemen and he is known for designing underwear bombs and surgically implemented explosives. >> the san jose police department is struggling with low staffing and lower morale. last night the bay area largest city joined city across america to take a stand against crime. the police officers association says that the department is in a state of crisis especially after a weekend shooting that took the life of a 19-year-old nursing student from san jose state. detectives say saturday was the first time
a look at the security cell >> president obama says security threats will never leave the world. president saying this is a complicated time for the u.s. military with big changes in the middle east and north africa. he praised america's armed forces. >> because of you, that september 11th generation we're accomplishing what we set out to do. because of you, obama administration is no more. because of you, al qaeda top ranks have been hammered. the core of al qaeda this afghanistan and pakistan is on the way to defeat. >> the comments came on the same day authorities claimed to have foiled a plot targeting two cities as well as two oil ports. the threat forced us us and britain to evacuate their embassies in yemen. >> cleveland house three women were held captive and raped has been torn down. the destruction part of aerial castro's plea deal. one of the women imprisoned there released balloons to honor missing children who have never been found. knight and two other women escaped when one of them broke part of the door and yelled for help. >> very liberated that people think of
the middle east, asia and africa. make sure you stay with kron4 today at noon. president obama will answer questions about the terror alert that prompted the closing of more than 20 u-s embassies and consulates in the middle east. we will carry that news conference on our 24-7 news >>erica: welcome back to the kron4 morning news. mild temperatures as we have into the afternoon print some eighties are far inland spot for it san jose getting about 77 degrees. we are expecting further warming. that's coming up in my later report. >>james:. at 426. a quick market update. stocks ended slightly higher breaking a three day losing streak. here's how the numbers looked at the close of business. nasdaq gained 15 and the the dow added 27 points closing at 15,498. the nasdaq also up 15 points. and the s and p 500 was up >>james: the federal communications commission is expected to oppose limits on how much companies can charge inmates for phone calls. the sec is that-will address the issue today that inmates' families asked it to address a decade ago. the sec that that the vote is on a proposal to lim
. >> a man behind a bizarre >>> president obama says he's encouraging vladimir putin to think forward instead of backward as they try to improve strained relations between the two countries also today obama pledged more oversight at the national security agency's surveillance programs. abc 7 news has more from washington, d.c. on today's white house news conference. >> out of the gate the president announced a series of reforms for the controversial nsa surveillance program. >> we can and must be more transparent. >> that includes a civil liberties officer at nsa, a new commission to review intelligence programs and coordination with congress to review program collects telephone records. >> it's not enough for me as president to have confidence in the programs. the american people need to have confidence nem as well. >> the president insisted change woz have taken place even if edward snowdenÑÑ5 had t laekd detail autos it would have been less exciting. as much press. >> do these reforms vindicate snowden? >> no. i don't think he was a patriot. >> nsa says if snowden thinks he's innocent h
their lives off a bridge and others dodged bullets in front of the four seasons hotel. president obama has asked egypt to lift the state of emergency declared earlier this week. >>> the eastern span of the golden gate bridge will open over labor day weekend. but what happens with the old one? we have more on the tear-down. >> they say we are a disposing society, easy come, easy go, new by gets old but when it comes to bridges we are still sentimental, apparently. >> i knew it was going away and we are thinking we are going to miss the old bridge. it's roughly a week and a half until the eastern span of the bay bridge becomes obsolete and abandoned, at least by cars. if you assume demolition would be easy, here comes andrew gordon to ward us off. >> it will be very complicated. >> millions of parts to join. a structure 8 1/4 miles long. >> it cost $77 million to bridge. seven decades later the eastern span alone will cost almost $300 million to bring down. the deconstruction, if you want to call it that, will take place in three different sections simultaneously by three different contracto
-opened. it was closed two weeks ago in response to what the obama administration said was a serious terrorist threat. >> a special on for a man many consider a living legend in the struggle emfor equality, the human rights commission honors clarence jones for his work with martin luther king jr. and is a former speechwriter and advisor to the late civil rights leader and currently is the first ever diverse at this time scholar at the university of san francisco. the event coincides with the anniversary of august 28 of the march on washington where king gave his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago. >> ahead, seven things to know as you start the day. >> and a plan to bring tigers to a california community and we will hearges. >>> that's "america's money." make it a great day. i'm john muller. >> good morning, whether you are just joining us or head out the door, seven thing you need to know: it is dry. live doppler 7 hd shows thunderstorms are threatening the north bay. that bring as high fire danger. two, the red flag warning has everyone on heightened alert. keep 100 feet of defensible space aroun
held since april 2011. >>> meantime, a white house spokesperson, says the obama administration is reviewing military aid to egypt and denies reports that the aid was secretly put on hold. president obama has a meeting to discuss the issue. it's set to give egypt $585 million in military aid by september 27th. >>> the wildfire burping near yosemite-- burning near yosemite. they are burning from arizona to washington state. the fires are taxing national firefighting resource. the price tag for fighting the fires now hags hit more than $1 billion dollar in the year much that's the highest cost in at least five years. critics say part of the problem may be due to california's outdated approach to fire prevention. they are saying the old methods of staging controlled burns are effective from preventing wildfires from spreading in forest. they say the methods don't work in the dry hillsides and canyons. what should we know, sal in traffic? >> we should know things are getting busier. more than they were a half an hour ago. let's take a look at the bay bridge where the metering lights
review. president obama has a range of options including suspending aid. more than 900 civilians and dozens of security force members have been killed over the past week. the white house says there are consequences. the u.s. already delayed the delivery of f-16 fighter sets to egypt and the president canceled next month's joint military exercises with egypt. some analysts say pulling aid could hurt u.s. tax payers. i will have that for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. former pakistan president and army chief perves musharraf has been indicted on murder charges. the charges are in connection with the assassination of former pakistan prime minister benazir bhutto six years ago. it's the first time a former army chief has been charged with a crime. he took power in 1999 during a coup. he stepped down almost a decade later in disgrace. he's entered a not guilty plea to the charges. >>> 7:16. cindy chavez will be officially sworn in tonight as the new santa clara county supervisor. chavez was elected in a special lex on july 30th -- election on july 30th to r
morning of summer vacation at martha's vineyard. president obama and first lady michelle obama landed at cape cod massachusetts yesterday afternoon. while the president has no official public appearances this week, he will likely be seen taking in the sights and playing golf. the visit is upsetting residents because the secret service is banning cars from a public road near the first family's rental home. >>> as we told you yesterday, before heading to cape cod the president did speak at the national conference for disabled veterans in orlando florida. he told the group it's his mission to help vetturas cover from wounds of the war. >> diagnose and treat mental health conditions like tbi and ptsd and to get it done we're moving ahead with more than $100 million in new research. >> the president added that the veterans administration is processing disability claims much faster now. he says claims in waiting fell 20% from a 600,000 case backlog just a few months ago. >>> business tycoon donald trump predicts hillary clinton will be the democratic presidential nominee in the year 2016. i
obama's approach. but some republicans, including senator john mccain, are calling for the elimination of military aid. other republicans, such as congressman peter king, are more hesitant. >> a volcano in japan is erupting and sending a thick cloud of ash over a nearby city. this is mount sakurajima, it started blowing its top yesterday. you can see it spewing thick ash into the sky. however residents are used to this sort of thing. this is one of the most active volcanos in japan. its reported that this is the 500th eruption so far this year, and the biggest since 2000. >> an elderly woman is lucky to be alive after a pick up slammed into her petaluma home. it happened early yesterday morning on cleveland avenue near bodega avenue. emergency crews found a full-size pickup truck had smashed through the front door and destroyed the living room. the woman was in bed in a back bedroom listening to music at the time of the crash. she was was shaken but not injured. the driver of the truck took off from the crash. c-h-p says they still have no suspects at this time. >> the time 7:20 a.m..
if chemical weapons were used. the u.n. does not determine who used them. but president obama says there is no doubt syrian president bashar al-assad's regime is behind last week's attack that kills hundreds of people, including women and children. the u.s. has increased military presence in the mediterranean sea off the coast of syria. two submarines just joined four navy destroyers already in place to launch a missile attack. syria appears to be moving some of its military weapons to different locations to avoid getting hit by potential air strikes. assad said last hour his country will defend itself against any attack. the u.s. and the u.k. could both release intelligence today pointing the finger at the assad regime. i'm working on that story for you for 6:15. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in london hundreds of protesters staged a demonstration outside the prime minister's residence against british military intervention in syria. prime minister david cameron has recalled parliament today to discuss possible military action. many people in britain a
are encouraging president obama to stop giving aid to the military. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the u.s. gives egypt $1.5 billion a year. kyla? >> reporter: and $1.3 billion of that goes to the egyptian military. john mccain and lindsey graham are leading the charge to cut off the military. they are using deadly force on protest, many unarmed. the u.s. helps egypt because it's one of two countries that made peace with israel. if washington pulls the aid it could affect prospects in the middle east. on friday, president obama called on joint military exercises with egypt scheduled for next month. but some republicans want to take it further and cut off aid. >> when we threaten something as we did that we could cut off aid, as the administration did, and not do it, then you lose your credibility and your influence. >> reporter: defense secretary chuck hagel is scheduled to speak in 30 minutes. we don't know if he will take questions from reporters about egypt. i will be watching his reports live and have developments for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2
not be attorney general of the united states and barack obama would not be president of the united states of america. >> that was attorney general eric holder, paying tribute to past generations of african americans who fought for civil rights. he was among several speakers in the nation's capital today, marking the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. >>> a group of peace activists gather order an oakland street corner today to protest two recent killings. [ crowd cheering ] >> about a dozen people from the group soldiers against violence everywhere gathered at the corner of market street and stanford avenue. today's protest was in memory of two recent homicide victims. 22-year-old ian acono and 17- year-old isaac johnson, both of whom were fatally shot over the summer. >> our pastor first said that people getting killed, the fire department will come out and wash the blood off the sidewalk and after that, everybody will go and then that would be it, you know. so i saw families and our children. >> organizers say protests like today's are aimed at encouraging people to break the
. >> an ohio hospital is appealing for guardianship of 18 year-old obamas gira 10 y. otherwise, the hospital says the group will die. 10 year- old sarah hershberger and her parents have decided to stop her chemotherapy. she was diagnosed leukemia and t-cell lymphoma deal back in april. her parents initially consented to chemo, but after just six weeks that ordered the doctors to stop. her doctors say that the hospitals at the committee pleaded with them to resume the treatment. >> her family is advocating for what they think is her best interests. however, it is our obligation to do what ethically and legally right by the child. >> according to court records her parents " believed the chemotherapy was killing her. " the court also receive a note from sarah stating " please allow my parents take care of me. i feel like running and playing and working again. " on july 31st, an ohio judge denied the hospital's application for guardianship. the hospital is now appealing that decision. >> to uc-davis neurologist who infected brain cancer patients with bowel and bacteria in an unsuccessful effort
sent to president obama. they want him to get their authorization before taking military action against syria. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, dianne feinstein says she's received some intelligence about it. >> reporter: feinstein says she's believes the attack was by the assad regime and is strongly urging the united nations to condemn the regime. that's echoed by many in congress. without a united nations resolution, some argue the u.s. cannot take military action under military law. the resolution should wrap up tomorrow and their findings made public on saturday. this hour, the british government said the legal requirements to strike have been met. david cameron said the evidence that syria used chemical weapons last week is right before our eyes. the u.s. is upping its military presence in the mediterranean sea off the coast of syria to to prepare for a potential strike. and president assad said his country will defend itself. congressional leaders will get briefed via a phone conference scheduled for 3:00 pacific today. what we're learning about a poss
this week to block imports of older samsung models. this move comes a few days after the obama administration projected apple from a demand by samsung when they wanted to block the import of apple products. do you like the looks of wendy's pretzel bacon cheeseburger, already so popular an analyst says sales for the month could hit an all-time high the best product launch in 10 years according to an analyst from the new york post, and said it last best product was the salads in 2002. >> we are talkinged for but we will turn to the weather this morning. >> we are talking buns. >> hamburgers. >> explain pea soup. >> now, buns, hamburger buns. >> you keep talking about food. someone get her some food, now, the weather, live doppler 7 hd showing it is drizzle only, not a hard rain. however, that is enough to cause flight arrival delays into sfo and you can see the camera is season a couple of blocks away from coit tower and you can see how hard it is to see. temperatures are still below average because of a sea breeze with more drizzle tonight, probably the last night, dealing with
or thought it would get that bad of the president obama canceled the egypt military exercise with egypt but has not mentioned cutting back on the more than $1 billion in aid the united states gives to that country. today's day of rage is in defiance of the military imposed stated of emergency. it is early afternoon in egypt and there is a nighttime curfew in place. so, time will tell how today unfolds. >> the low number of visitors at san francisco's new exploritorium is costing some employ ease their jobs because 80 positions are eliminated with crowds were smaller than projected with a science museum moved to the new digs on the embarcadero in april. and northbound 680 has a sig-alert and the cars going nowhere. >> that is right. northbound 680 we have all lanes blocked because of an overturned big rig and zero miles per hour in the area. folks that are stuck cannot go anywhere. c.h.p. will have to turn them around some way get them off the freeway. they are saying folks are having to call in sick because there is no way to get anyone and this is causing painful drive in the southboun
republican and conservatives. >>> first dog bo obama has a new play mate. the white house web announces the adoption of a new dog. >>> a young whale washed ashore. why it's of special concern for this particular species. >>> live storm tracker 2, picking up thunderstorms activity right now. at 10:45, our chief meteorologist bill >>> more video tonight of the lightning that's been flashing all across the night sky in the bay area. these images were taken by a ktvu camera man in san mateo county. ahead at 10:45, our chief meteorologist bill martin will have his complete forecast and tell us how long these unusual conditions are going to stick around. >>> in marin county visitors to stinson beach were stunned and saddened by the stranding of a whale. scientists are especially concerned about this mammal's death. >> reporter: the whale was discovered stranded and struggling on this stretch of the beach in the early hours of the morning. >> we saw it breathing and sometimes a little bit moving we ran back to the house, got our parents and came back. >> reporter: beachgoers called the fire de
and conservatives. >>> first dog bo obama has a new play mate. the white house web announces the adoption of a new dog. >>> a young whale washed ashore. why it's of special concern for this particular species. >>> live storm tracker 2, picking up thunderstorms activity right now. at 10:45, our chief meteorologist bill martin back with his complete forecast. >>> but first video of the lightning that is lighting up the bay area skies tonight. ♪ looks like you started to make something. ♪ oh, a green! ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] cheerios. with flavors your heart will love. ♪ find your favorite cheerios flavors. available at target. >>> more video tonight of the lightning that's been flashing all across the night sky in the bay area. these images were taken by a ktvu camera man in san mateo county. ahead at 10:45, our chief meteorologist bill martin will have his complete forecast and tell us how long these unusual conditions are going to stick around. >>> in marin county visitors to stinson beach were stunned and saddened by the stranding of a whale. scientists are especially concerned about t
. the report comes just weeks after president obama signed a law to restore lower interest rates on student loans. >>> as california students head back to school this week there are new concerns about how well anti bullying efforts are being monitored. >> drop the bags, drop the bags. >>> a new audit released today shows that california education officials have failed to evaluate anti bullying in schools. there's no data to note whether students are actually safer now. auditors did not even check in school safety laws have been implemented. that's disturbing to moms like charlene bryant who says her son had been bullied in the past. >> we need all the help we can get to help our kids in these schools. >> reporter: the office of the state superintendent acknowledges the parents concerns. >>> a landmark in public health reported today by bay area researchers. a simple five part program that doctors say is saving thousands of lives by controlling your blood pressure. new at 5:00, john fowler joins us live with how doctors say this program could help you live longer and healthier. john. >> abso
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